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Oct 15, 2017: 5th Ciclovía Salinas — Open Streets in Monterey County

¡Donde las calles son suyas! – Where the streets are yours!

Gratis – Free

For all ages and abilities.

Ciclovía Salinas, still the only Monterey County Open Streets, is Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. [Update: Shine it did, and Salinas temperatures soared to 86 degrees.]
Below, get familiar with the local Open Streets etiquette, provided in English y en español. Also below:  an audio intro, plus tips for making the most of this day in the Monterey County seat.
A youth-led initiative, Ciclovía Salinas remains an annual event. Spread the word—including to people not online—so visitors and locals alike won’t miss this once-a-year opportunity.

Download the poster above: 2017_ciclovia_flyer_8.5x11_03

People of all ages and abilities enjoy a stretch of public streets free of motor vehicle traffic. Ciclovía Salinas temporarily closes a 1.5-mile section of Alisal Street in a route that connects downtown/Oldtown and East Salinas / The Alisal, bridging culturally rich neighborhoods. (Scroll down for neighborhood tips and an audio intro.)

Enjoy walking, biking, rolling in a wheelchair, skateboarding, rollerblading, running, jogging, or engaging in other people-powered transportation and physically active play on car-free streets. Art, music, zumba, dance, and other activities along the route—as well as public health and other information booths—add to the mix of this lively event.

For 2017, booths will be positioned in the middle of Alisal Street. This better highlights the local businesses on Alisal and reduces speed of bike traffic. Remember, bike polite.

The etiquette includes guidelines for all participants, plus special tips for people who bike, skateboard, and more. As noted in the etiquette, service dogs (e.g., for the blind) are welcome at Ciclovía Salinas; please leave other dogs at home or kenneled.
Share the etiquette with your friends; download PDFs here:
Ciclovia Salinas Etiquette – updated for 2017
Ciclovía Salinas – Reglas de comportamiento y la Ley – 2017 horas

For Ciclovía Salinas history, photo galleries, and more, click here.

Since Ciclovía Salinas ends at 1 p.m., plan to explore Salinas—Monterey County’s largest city—the rest of the day. See Bicycling Monterey’s tips for East Salinas / the Alisal and for all of Salinas, plus “16 sweet spots in the Monterey County seat.” Get to know John Steinbeck’s hometown! Listen to a 2013 audio intro:
Share mini-fliers to help others find Salinas tips: Bicycling Salinas

See you in Salinas on October 15th.

Curious to know more about Open Streets, or to find other Open Streets locations around the United States? One resource is

This post was published on 26 July 2017. One or more changes last made to this post on 13 February 2021.

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